Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project

Project Details by Fiscal Year
2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Fund Source
Arts & Cultural Heritage Fund
Recipient
Rock Bend Folk Festival
Recipient Type
Non-Profit Business/Entity
Status
Completed
Start Date
September 2012
End Date
September 2012
Activity Type
Grants/Contracts
Counties Affected
Blue Earth
Brown
Le Sueur
Faribault
Martin
Nicollet
Rice
Sibley
Steele
Watonwan
Waseca
Legal Citation / Subdivision
Laws of Minnesota 2011, First Special Session, chapter 6, article 4, section 2, subdivision 3
Appropriation Language

ACHF Arts Access ACHF Cultural Heritage

2012 Fiscal Year Funding Amount
$3,500
Other Funds Leveraged
$28,668
Direct expenses
$32,168
Proposed Measurable Outcome(s)

Rock Bend Folk Festival would use any additional monies to schedule more diverse and more expensive (i.e. higher caliber of talent) artistic talent for the Festival, including several acts aimed at the age 10-30 age demographic. We will also aim to increase the audience size for people in the age range of (10 to 30) by 200 people by adding artistic acts that will appeal to this demographic.Rock Bend Folk Festival will create a survey, have it available at the Festival at the Information Booth, ask visitors to the Information Booth to complete the survey, and we will tabulate the results. A Board Member will create the survey and organize a team to evaluate. In addition to the survey, committee members will conduct interviews with audience members in the target age group.

Measurable Outcome(s)

They used this grant to schedule more diverse and higher caliber artistic talent for the Festival, including several acts aimed at the age 10-30 age demographic. They increased the audience size for people in the age range of (10 to 30) by 200 people by a

Description of Funds
Source of Additional Funds

Other, local or private

Recipient Board Members
John Ganey, Kris Higginbotham, Mike Lange, Megan Lano, Steven Guse, Margo Powell, Dawn Devens, Ron Arsenault, Trudi Olmanson, Krista Wilkowske
Project Overview
Arts and Cultural Heritage, Arts Project
Project Details
They will sponsor a two-day festival featuring local and regional folk musicians, and local artists displaying work.
Project Manager
First Name
John
Last Name
Ganey
Organization Name
Rock Bend Folk Festival
Street Address
PO Box 222
City
St Peter
State
MN
Zip Code
56082
Phone
(507) 327-6188
Email
jganey@harrymeyeringcenter.org
Competitive Grant Making Body
Board Members and Qualifications
Denice Evers: retired teacher, and volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Sara Krassin: arts administrator for the Childrens' Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St. James City Manager, volunteers with the St. James Community Theater; Mary Motter: 5th grade teacher at Eagle Lake Elementary, arts volunteer; Pat Potzler: retired teacher, singer in the Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Paula Scheffler: substitute teacher in LeSueur; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with the Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Gina Wenger: professor of Art Education at Minnesota State University; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University.
Advisory Group Members and Qualifications
Denice Evers: retired teacher, and volunteer with Springfield Community Theater; Mary Jane Glawe: visual artist; Sara Krassin: arts administrator for the Childrens Museum of Southern Minnesota; Joe McCabe: St. James City Manager, volunteers with the St. James Community Theater; Mary Motter: 5th grade teacher at Eagle Lake Elementary, arts volunteer; Pat Potzler: retired teacher, singer in the Minnesota Valley Sweet Adelines; Lill Robinson: retired Language Arts teacher, volunteer with the Blue Earth Community Theater; Paula Scheffler: substitute teacher in LeSueur; Melanie Schmidt: high school speech coach, Program Director for Mankato Community Education; Bonnie Taplin: volunteer with the Interlaken Heritage Days Festival; Elizabeth Traxler: teacher, playwright, director; Gina Wenger: professor of Art Education at Minnesota State University; Greg Wilkins: Director of Student Activities at Minnesota State University.
Conflict of Interest Disclosed
No